a bad day on the slopes is better than a good day in the office

Anyone who knows me is aware that I am skiing mad –

I will do a daily check on the snow-forecast.com as well as checking the webcams on whatever resort I plan to visit

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(I am well aware that weather conditions can change very quickly in the mountains but I still like to start checking the webcams in December – even if I am not skiing until Easter)

I pour over the piste maps especially if it is a new resort

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I  read the reviews on the web and generally become totally obsessed for a period of months.

This year it will be a trip to Praz-de-lys in Haute -Savoie in France a fantastic little know resort with a nice variety of both on and off piste skiing and less than 30 mins drive to both the Porte Du Soleil and Le Grand Massif

My Ski obsession took hold before Christmas when passing the local bookshop and I saw a copy of Powder – The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet by Patrick Thorne in the window.

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It  looked interesting so I bought it to put in the practice  waiting area – It has been the most popular book we have ever had – I suspect that most people pick it up for the same reason I did – just how many of those greatest ski runs have I done

It is a really well written book with wonderful photography and illustrations and captures the excitement of skiing in some of the most beautiful locations on earth.

My obsession may even lead me to blog again about skiing before the season is over.

(and for any of you interested – I have done 7 of the 50 runs)